About the Book
You’ve never seen an orchestra like this before! Imagine a symphony in which more than forty orchestral instruments are represented, each contributing a unique sound to a feast for the eyes and ears. This is what you’ll find in this collection of images by Los Angeles-based artist Pollux!
The conductor appears before you. He signals to his orchestra.
And then the concert begins. You spot a euphonium. Is that a vibraslap? You can hear the kettledrums and the violas. Each musician is utterly devoted to his or her instrument. The Orchestellans love to play music, the rhythms and beats of which is yours to imagine.
Pollux (né Paul Morris) was born in 1979 in the English town of Beverley, in what was the former East Riding of Yorkshire. He and his family moved to the United States a year later, and Pollux attended UCLA, studying medieval history and Latin. He attended Brown University for grad school, studying medieval history. As a child, Pollux constantly drew and created his own comics, and while at grad school, he began drawing “Nigel and Beatrice” for The Brown Daily Herald. He has been creating comics ever since, creating the web comic Arnjuice. He drew the daily comic “The Wavy Rule” for Emily Gordon's Emdashes.com. His series of graphic novels, The Theresiad, features the surreal adventures of pharmacist Theresa Sifuer. Pollux received an A.S. in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California in 2011. He also specializes in paintings and drawings depicting a wide variety of instrumentalists and musicians. His work has appeared at various shows in Los Angeles.